Accused Capital Gazette shooter had sued paper, held grudge

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Police say the Capital Gazette newspaper shooting that left at least 5 people dead in Annapolis, Maryland was “a targeted attack.”

The man accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper had an ongoing grudge with the publication and brought smoke grenades and a shotgun in a “targeted” attack meant to kill people, police said Thursday night.

Police did not officially release the name of the man they took into custody following the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis. But a law enforcement source who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not allowed to discuss the case publicly identified the suspect as Jarrod Ramos, 38, of Laurel, Maryland.

“He had some type of conflict with the paper in general,” said Lt. Ryan Frashure, an Anne Arundel County Police spokesman.

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